Chloroquine in breastfeeding

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    Chloroquine in breastfeeding


    Chloroquine has been extensively used in mass drug administrations, which may have contributed to the emergence and spread of resistance. It is recommended to check if chloroquine is still effective in the region prior to using it.

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    Chloroquine Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding Summary of Use during Lactation. Very small amounts of chloroquine are excreted in breast milk; Drug Levels. Chloroquine has a serum half-life of over a month. Effects in Breastfed Infants. Several authors have pointed out that malaria prophylaxis. Can taking chloroquine in pregnancy cause my baby to be small at birth low birth weight? Eleven studies have investigated whether chloroquine use in pregnancy may affect a baby’s birth weight. Eight of these studies showed that women taking chloroquine did not have a higher chance of having a baby with a low birth weight 2,500 g. Because no information is available on the daily use of chloroquine during breastfeeding, hydroxychloroquine or another agent may be preferred in this situation, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against treatment of malaria with chloroquine alone due to more effective combinations. In areas where resistance is present, other antimalarials, such as mefloquine or atovaquone, may be used instead.

    Chloroquine in breastfeeding

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  5. The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate.

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    Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products in Breastfeeding Women - Questions and Answers. Answers to questions about certain opioid medications and their effects on breastfed infants It is a hydroxylated version of chloroquine, with a similar mechanism of action. However, following an identical dose of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, tissue levels of chloroquine are 2.5 times those of hydroxychloroquine. Hydroxychloroquine is preferred due to its safer profile. As a breastfeeding mother, we have to be very careful with the things we take and eat as we do not want to pass on anything harmful to our own children. Should you need to take medication like aspirin while breastfeeding, please make sure to do the following first If you are experiencing any sickness or pain, do not self-medicate.

     
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    Suppression: 400 mg (310 mg base) orally on the same day every week Comments: -Suppressive therapy should begin 2 weeks prior to exposure; however, failing this, an initial dose of 800 mg (620 mg base) may be taken in 2 divided doses (6 hours apart). Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis The Risk of Retinal Toxicity with Plaquenil Despite Plaquenil dosing recommendations, retinal toxicity.
     
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    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus Center Immunosuppressive effects of hydroxychloroquine and. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
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    Taking Plaquenil for Rheumatoid Arthritis Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is considered an older DMARD disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. Plaquenil was actually first classified as an antimalarial drug, but it is also used to treat certain rheumatic and autoimmune conditions which are unrelated to malaria. Generally, Plaquenil is a treatment option as monotherapy used alone for mild rheumatoid arthritis or as combination.

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    Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Precautions - Mayo Clinic Hydroxychloroquine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable, or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies, or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these side effects, tell your doctor right away. This medicine may cause hypoglycemia low blood sugar.

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